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Author Archives: Michael Johnston
Chance ‘Encounter’ Leads to Lifelong Endeavor for Organist From Worccester, Massachusetts, we see a lovely article and concert announcement on telegram.com for Monica Czausz playing at Mechanics Hall. Monica Czausz – Worcester Organ Concert Series Youth Showcase When: Noon Aug. … Continue reading
This is a fun article to read and brings back a lot of memories for me and, I suspect, for you as well. It’s by Val A Villanueva in The Philippine Star, not the place you expect this kind of … Continue reading
Dreyfoos Gift Buys Kravis $1.5M Digital Organ The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, has chosen to have installed a Marshall & Ogletree organ for the Dreyfoos Concert Hall. It will have 5 manuals, 200+ stops, and 96 audio … Continue reading
Greetings, everyone. For the month of August, I am proud to present my largest organ work which was written for a now-destroyed fresco here in Charlotte. The other pieces include music by an organist who has “Handel” as one of … Continue reading
Who Enjoys and Attends Organ Recitals? by Andrew Lawrence I recently read this comment from an organ builder: “I rarely attend organ concerts these days.” I’ve noticed that organists and AGO members frequently are not seen at organ recitals. I … Continue reading
53-year-old Church Pipe Organ Gets Overhaul First, be prepared to suspend your disbelief at the words from the minister and the misuse of hot-button words from the television “reporter.” An organ usually does not get an “overhaul.” This reporter simply … Continue reading
Pipe Organ Porn After hearing stories of “Architectural Porn,” “Ruin Porn,” and others including the oddly-named “Revenge Porn,” I decided that Google was indeed our friend in a similar endeavor. The link below will show you images found by Google … Continue reading
Facts about the St John’s Church 1908 Pipe Organ This unsigned article in the Watertown Public Opinion contains some interesting information but no photo. They published a great photo of it earlier this July, so I am presenting that. The … Continue reading
I have added a biography and photos of Richard Keys Biggs to my collection. He was a handsome and fashionable organist! Click on “Biographies” above or click here.